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Men's Volleyball

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ATLANTIC REGION: 26 February - 1 March 2024, Halifax 
CANADA WEST REGION: 11 - 16 February 2024, Winnipeg
ONTARIO REGION: February 2024, Kingston
QUEBEC REGION: 4 - 8 December 2023, Montreal


14 - 18 April 2024, Borden



TBD 2023


  • Major-General J.R. Speiser-Blanchet

    Major-General J.R. Speiser-Blanchet

    PATRON View Bio
    Major-General J.R. Speiser-Blanchet
    2023 - present

    Major-General J.R. Speiser-Blanchet


    “I feel very fortunate to be a CAF Volleyball Patron with CWO Dunfield (Co-Patron) and am excited about how we can contribute to the CAF Sports Strategy. I have participated in several CAF sports teams throughout my career and truly believe in what sports can do for CAF members and their well-being. Though it is not always easy to manage with career and family, the opportunities I had to play volleyball for RMC and on many base/wing teams allowed me to meet and learn from amazing people who were also going through similar challenges. Whether we won or lost, we supported each other through it all and built confidence to believe in ourselves no matter what. The connections transcend rank and position when you are on the volleyball court, ice rink, ball diamond or other sports field, and we all learn from each other as teammates. I hope to build on the positive energy and experiences I have had as I support the CAF Volleyball program and what it brings to our members.”

    2011 - 2023  Lieutenant-General F.H. Allen
    2008 - 2010 Brigadier-General J.C. Collins
    2000 - Unknown Brigadier-General D.L. Lucas
    1998 - Unknown Major-General L.C. Campbell 
  • Chief Warrant Officer J.S. DUNFIELD

    Chief Warrant Officer J.S. DUNFIELD

    CO-PATRON View Bio
    Chief Warrant Officer J.S. DUNFIELD
    2023 - Present

    Chief Warrant Officer J.S. DUNFIELD

    CWO Jason Dunfield grew up in a military family and used team sports to become part of the local communities as a youth. After a family posting to Halifax in Grade 10, he abandoned all other sports for a focus on Volleyball (the best one), subsequently winning a Nova Scotia Volleyball Provincial Championship with Sackville High School. CWO Dunfield would go on to play club volleyball with the Halifax Lakers and the Nova Scotia Provincial Team, eventually being recruited to play for Dalhousie University, winning a silver medal at the CIAU Championships in 1997.  

    CWO Dunfield joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1998 and quickly learned of the CISM Volleyball program. He remembers that first CISM Training Camp in 2000 being physically the hardest thing he had ever done. He has played volleyball for most of his career, attending several Regional and National Championships, wining National Gold and Silver with 17 Wing Winnipeg and CFB Halifax. CWO Dunfield is a firm believer in the benefits of The CAF Sports Program, and the Comradery, Teamwork and Esprit de Corps it builds with members of all ranks. Sports has certainly help grow him as a CAF member and a leader. 

    CWO Dunfield has had the honour of multiple postings across the country, and working within 17 Wing Winnipeg, 12 Wing Shearwater, CANSOFCOM in Petawawa, Director of Military Careers in the National Capital Region, the RCAF Academy at 16 Wing Borden, the Air Task Force in Operation Impact Kuwait and his current role as the Squadron CWO at 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, Shearwater. During this time, he’s competed at CISM World Volleyball Championships in Viterbo (Italy), Kingston (Ontario), Constanta (Romania), Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), a Regional Tournament in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the 5th Military World Games in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), hanging up his CISM Volleyball shoes in 2013. CWO Dunfield would continue to practice with base volleyball teams as his schedule would allow. 

    Today he enjoys coaching youth volleyball at all age groups and has coached multiple Special Olympics Sports since 2013. He enjoys hiking, adventure travel, lifting weights, and time with his two sons. In 2023, CWO Dunfield is privileged to be selected as the CO-Patron for the Men’s/Women’s CAF Volleyball. He endeavors to champion, promote, and develop the CAF Sports Program.

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  • Warrant Officer I.A. Karin

    Warrant Officer I.A. Karin

    Warrant Officer I.A. Karin
    2021 - present

    Warrant Officer I.A. Karin

    For over two decades WO Karin’s incredible passion for his sport has made him a key member of the CAF Volleyball program. In 2018 his accomplishments were recognized and he was inducted into the CAF Honour Roll. He has represented Canada and the CAF at three CISM World Military Games, an impressive seven CISM World Volleyball Championships and brought home gold and silver from CISM regional competitions. He has competed at 11 CAF National Volleyball Championships, collecting a total of eight gold and two silver medals in addition to being an eight-time all-star and three-time tournament MVP.

    With a continuing love for his sport and looking to contribute in another way, WO Karin began refereeing. As a qualified official, he has represented the CAF at four Canadian national tournaments as a referee and was a line judge at three international competitions, including twice at the Pan Am Cup.  Throughout the pandemic he continues to participate in professional development opportunities ensuing to stay up to date with changes and procedures while working closely with the Regional Referee Chair. 
    2018 - 2020 Captain S.G. Stuart
    2011 - 2017 Mr. J. Plante
    2007 - 2010 Master Warrant Officer T. MacDonald                                                         
    Unknown - 2006 Master Corporal M. Gough
  • Mr. T. Vivian

    Mr. T. Vivian

    Mr. T. Vivian
    2023- Present

    Mr. T. Vivian

    Tyler Vivian commenced his role as CAF CISM Men's Volleyball Head Coach in September 2023.

    Since 2017, Tyler  has been the Assistant coach as well as the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the CAF CISM Men's Volleyball Team. During his tenure, he has travelled with the program to the Netherlands, Edmonton, and most recently, China, as the Acting Head Coach at the Military World Games in 2019. 

    With an extensive background in volleyball, Tyler plans to combine his education, coaching, and playing experiences and to  bring in resources that will best support the high performance of the athlete and foster a culture required to compete internationally at the next level. Tyler is a Level 3 Trained Volleyball Performance Coach, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA). Tyler received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology through the University of Waterloo where he also competed as a member of the Waterloo Warriors Men’s Varsity Volleyball program for five consecutive years. As an athlete, Tyler earned both a team MVP and an OUA second team all-star award.

    Shortly after his student-athlete career, Tyler joined PSP working at Dwyer Hill Training Center. He started coaching with the Ottawa Mavericks, and moved on to coach the base Team when he moved to Trenton in 2013. Tyler is currently the Acting Human Performance Manager in CANSOFCOM. When Tyler is not on the court, he works as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Nipissing University and the North Bay Lakers Volleyball club. Tyler enjoys working out, playing any sport possible, coaching clients with his online training business and spending time with his family.
  • Captain Eric Sturgeon

    Captain Eric Sturgeon

    Captain Eric Sturgeon

    Captain Eric Sturgeon

    Captain Eric Sturgeon began his role as CISM Team Manager in 2023.

    Capt Sturgeon graduated from RMC in 2020 with a BEng in Computer Engineering, during which he played and practiced with the CFB Kingston Men’s volleyball team. He has been involved in the sport from the moment he could set a ball and has since played continuously, be it indoors or on the beach, in coed or men’s leagues, so long as he could find a team willing to play. Since 2021, Eric has been coaching and playing with the 5 CDSG Gagetown Men’s volleyball team, where he most recently lead them to their first ever National Championship victory in 2023. With a strong foundation in coaching and logistical skills acquired throughout his short career, Capt Sturgeon hopes to set the team up for success during tournaments and training camps by enabling the players to focus on their game and get a good night’s rest. Outside of competitions, Eric hopes to expand the outreach of the CISM volleyball program and involve everyone in the sport he loves.  Capt Sturgeon is currently based at 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron Gagetown as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer.

    For more information surrounding the CAF CISM Men's Volleyball program, please reach out directly to Captain Eric Sturgeon.